Sea otters, coastal cleanup, and a love letter

September 17, 2012
Happy Monday! Here’s your nature news digest.
  • Central coast sea otter population is plateauing. Could it be because of their specialized diet? [KQED]
  • When Santa Rosa slashed parks budget, retiree became one park’s ad hoc gardener. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • 50% of Coastal Cleanup trash picked up in SF was recycled. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • California Coastal Cleanup nets 340 tons of trash. Prize for most unusual item: an old love letter found on Kehoe Beach. [San Jose Mercury News]
About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.